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Abraham Joshua Heschel

Polish,  Educator
Total Quotes : 16
Reason Logical Sought

God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Love Religion Religious

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Importance Supreme Unless

God is of no importance unless He is of supreme importance.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Satisfied Ease Neglects

He who is satisfied has never truly craved, and he who craves for the light of God neglects his ease for ardor.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Road Through Leads

The road to the sacred leads through the secular.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Love Point Behaves

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Question Here Encompass

It is not enough for me to ask question; I want to know how to answer the one question that seems to encompass everything I face: What am I here for?

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Man Messenger Forgot

Man is a messenger who forgot the message.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Racism Reason Hatred

Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Young Admired Old

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Religion World Seeing

Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Inspirational Rather Than

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Live Holy Just

Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Failure Servant His

Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is. Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

God Prayer Issue

The issue of prayer is not prayer; the issue of prayer is God.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Respect Self-Confidence Grows

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel